"MOM! I need a permanent marker and your calendar! I have to cross out August and write "I HATE YOU, ROME!" Kid yells emphatically from the other room.
"I hate him for making Cleopatra kill herself!" Kid explains.
The kids also have our famous pink pony piled high with bean bags to represent Hannibal's war elephants crossing the Alps.
Then I remembered we had Gladiator and I was able to cue up a scene of the gladiator fight with Tigers (Don't worry! We stopped it before there was bloodshed!), so that she could get a better idea of what the gladiator fights were like.
She wasn't as impressed as she had been about the Assyrians fighting lions for sport... using humans to form the ring (okay they had shields... but still... crazy).
We're up to 14 AD.